Three interesting round-ups
Arthur Chrenkoff does an excellent job of news round-up and analysis in his Lebanon Update
What does it all mean?: The crisis currently unfolding in Lebanon offers a rare spectacle of the United States and France sitting politically on the same side of the fence. France, of course, maintains a keen interest in Lebanon as its former colony. In fact, some French analysts think that their country’s involvement provides the international dimension to the assassination
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And some pro-Syrian Lebanese politicians seem to agree (without mentioning the assassination, of course): “Information Minister Elie Firzli accused French President Jacques Chirac, who attended Hariri’s private funeral… of having a direct hand in the opposition’s campaign. ‘Chirac made himself a direct party to lead the battle on the Lebanese scene,’ Firzli charged.
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West is certainly trying to take the advantage of the situation, according to K Gajendra Singh: “The US attempt to organize a franchised ‘Cedar’ revolution in Lebanon, like the Orange revolution in Ukraine and the Rose revolution in Georgia, is to counter Moscows return into Middle East. Russia would be soon delivering short range missiles to Damascus, to ease US pressure in Ukraine, Georgia and elsewhere.”
From the very day of the funeral, France2 news has shown “man on the street” interviews in Beirut where several people were saying there will be an Orange Revolution.
The Anchoress reports on the latest trend, Not liking Greenspan’s report, DemoBrat threatens to Vomit I don’t know about you but I’ve had it with women who get the vapors, threaten to vomit and the such, because they hear something they don’t like. Learn to take bad news like a man, girls!